A little more than four years ago, Adam Beckman was a 5-foot, 139-pound prospect the Spokane Chiefs selected in the fifth round of the bantam draft.
Ty Smith of the Spokane Chiefs has been named the Western Hockey League’s defenseman of the year for the second straight season.
The WHL released a statement Sunday following reports the Winterhawks’ parent company, Portland Winterhawks Inc., reportedly filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy, and that the major junior hockey team had been handed over to a court-appointed receiver.
Jim Hammett has served in various hockey organizations over his three-decade career.
A body of work that was statistically the best in the Western Hockey League earned the Spokane Chiefs’ Adam Beckman Western Conference Player of the Year honors.
Before the National Hockey League season came to a screeching halt last month, Tyler Johnson was a versatile center for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Ty Smith earned another Western Hockey League accolade on Monday, when the Spokane Chiefs’ captain was named the best defenseman among the Western Conference’s 10 teams.
Spokane Chiefs defenseman Noah King has signed a professional contract with the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League, an affiliate of the NHL’s Calgary Flames.
Bill Peters, who led the Spokane Chiefs to a 2008 Memorial Cup championship, has made a return to professional hockey by being appointed coach of Russian hockey club Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
Jake McGrew hoped to skate out with his Spokane Chiefs teammates one last time this year.
Nearly a week after shuttering its regular season, the Western Hockey League on Monday had its postseason canceled as well.
As much as Ty Smith would much rather still be playing hockey with his Spokane teammates, the cancellation of the Western Hockey League regular season has given the Chiefs’ captain something he hasn’t had in a long time: a break.